Offshore UK Forecasted to Support 10K More Jobs in 2019
The offshore UK oil and gas industry is forecasted to support around 10,000 more jobs in 2019, a new report from industry body Oil & Gas UK (OGUK) has revealed.
Total supported employment - including direct, indirect and induced jobs - is estimated to rise for the first time since 2014 to hit 269,100 this year, according to the report, which was released on Friday.
The offshore UK oil and gas industry supported a total of 259,900 jobs in 2018, OGUK’s report highlighted. This figure marked a five percent drop on 2017, the report revealed. From 2016 to 2017, this figure dropped 14 percent.
In 2018, 56 percent of total industry employment was based in England, 39 percent was located in Scotland, and four and one percent was situated in Wales and Northern Ireland, respectively, the report revealed.
Fifteen percent of the workforce was aged below 30 in 2018, which was a decrease from 2017, and women represented three percent of the offshore workforce last year, according to the report.
OGUK describes itself as the leading representative body for the UK offshore oil and gas industry. It is a not for profit organization which was established in 2007. OGUK’s workforce report is an annual publication.
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